Taking a smart approach to building ventilation
14:30 - Thursday 7th October 2021Spaces & Infrastructure
The way buildings are ventilated is under intense scrutiny in the wake of the pandemic. The importance of being able to dilute airborne contaminants and reduce disease transmission in indoor spaces is now at the top of the political agenda. The government's chief scientist Sir Patrick Vallance commissioned a report on the topic and the British Medical Association has urged the government set legal standards for building ventilation.
The BESA Health & Well-being in Buildings group has produced two pieces of practical guidance on how to achieve good Indoor Air Quality this year in response to growing calls for help from building users and managers. Both pinpoint the importance of using smart technology to monitor and measure a wide range of harmful indoor contaminants and using that data to set strategies for reducing the risk to occupants.
The group's chair Nathan Wood of Farmwood Ventilation will lead a session and draw on the expertise of IAQ practitioners who know what is achievable in all types of buildings and how our industry can address the challenges identified in the Vallance report.
Speaking at this session
Managing Director - BESA WBB Chairman
Farmwood M&E Ltd
Nathan Wood is Managing Director of Farmwood M&E Ltd, Chairman of the BESA Well-being in Buildings Group as well as Chair of the GCP Europe Indoor Environmental Quality Task Force.
Nathan has wealth of knowledge across the building engineering sector, particularly in the ventilation & air quality sector, an advocate of clean air technology and straight talking